My Sunshiny Life

{February 16, 2010}   Shrove Tuesday

If you don’t already know why we even have Pancake Tuesday (also called Shrove Tuesday) then let me enlighten you.  Lent starts tomorrow and Pancake Tuesday came about as everyone used up all their leftovers so they could fast for Lent, or give up their favourite goodies at least. 

Now the practice is more commonplace, even for those who aren’t religious.  Any excuse to eat a delicious pancake, right?

I wouldn’t ever want a pancake enough to queue in this long line outside the Holborn branch of My Old Dutch.  I wouldn’t queue up for one of their pancakes in fine weather (thick, greasy, yet dry at the same time), let alone in sub zero temperatures in the rain!

I had my own pancakes at home.  Lovely healthy pancakes!  Just tip a cup of buckwheat flour into a bowl, make a well and add a lightly beaten egg.  Then stir in a 1 1/3 cup of soya/rice/coconut or another nut milk.  Add a few tablespoons of cold water to make into a thin batter and work your magic in the fry pan.

Buckwheat pancakes with greek yoghurt and cashew nut butter

Then K and F had their turn in the kitchen and I had to investigate when I heard the smoke alarm going off.  They quickly shuffled their best looking pancakes to the surface for a photo.  Smoky pancakes could become a covetable cuisine!

Smoky Pancake Stack


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